If you’re interested in reading about an online author who has found herself in the middle of various controversies, simply continue reading to discover everything that you need to know about the career of science fiction author Benjanun Sriduangkaew.
Everything that you need to know about Benjanun Sriduangkaew:
There is controversy surrounding her origin and nationality:
Sriduangkaew claims that she was born and raised in Thailand and that she was born in the Thai province of Pattani. According to Sriduangkaew she attended a local university in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok, before going on to work in Manila, Hong Kong and Jakarta. However there is a huge controversy surrounding her origins and many individuals believe that Benjanun Sriduangkaew is a pen name and that Sriduangkaew is a western writer who is posing as a Thai writer.
There is also controversy surrounding her online activities:
Sriduangkaew angered her fans and book worms around the world when it was discovered that she was the mysterious individual behind the internet identity Requires Hate. Requires Hate was the screen name of a mysterious individual who would post critiques of books and individuals. What caused the controversy surrounding the Requires Hate screen name is that they would continuously post hate speech, death threat and rape threats to online writers. Many of the writer’s who Requires Hate would harass included young women of color. As well as transgender writers.
In 2015, when Sriduangkaew was revealed to be the individual behind the notorious Requires Hate accounts, she quickly lost countless fans and became the target of online harassment and ridicule. In a blog post which she published in the same year Sriduangkew admitted that she had “been shitty in the past” and claimed that she had since grown up and moved on with her life and no longer used her Requires Hate accounts.
She published her first short story in 2012:
The first short story which Sriduangkaew published in 2012 was titled “Courtship in the Country of the Machine Gods”. After the success of her first short story Sriduangkaew went on to publish her short stories in a magazine named the Clarkesworld Magazine. One of the stories which she wrote for the Clarkesworld Magazine resulted in Sriduangkaew being nominated for her first award, the John W. Campbell Award.
Her first full length novel was titled “Scale-Bright”:
“Scale-Bright” was a full length novel which was inspired by some of Sriduangkaew’s short stories. In “Scale-Bright” a young women who is based in Hong Kong decides to try and rescue her sister from Heaven.
She soon released her second full length novel “Wintergrass”:
“Wintergrass” was Sriduangkaew’s second full length novel and was a science fiction retelling of the classic story of the snow Queen. Unfortunately neither “Scale-Bright” or “Wintergrass” were positively received and neither novel won any literature awards.
Many of Sriduangkaew’s novels feature homosexual relationships:
Many of Sriduangkaews’s novels featured homosexual characters, particularly lesbian characters and Sriduangkaew has a following of homosexual readers who can relate to the characters which she has created.
Hopefully you now understand some of the controversies which surround the career of the Thai based author Benjanun Sriduangkaew. An author who many readers have a strong opinion on.